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this is news coming to you live from berlin u.s. president joe biden delivers his 1st speech to a joint session of congress he declares america is rising a new as he highlights the progress made against the pandemic details of a $1.00 trillion dollars package for families and education also coming up as india sets another world record in new coronavirus cases pushing its health system far beyond its limits we speak to a volunteer working on the front lines of the pan. and hard hit mexico races to
develop its own corona virus vaccine nasal spray inoculation help break the back of the pandemic in mexico and beyond. using debt as a form of resistance to mark the international day of a man in brazil combining 2 very different styles to break down barriers for the community. terry martin good to have you with us joe biden has pitched his proposals for what he calls a once in a generation investment in america and its 1st speech to congress as u.s. president he outlines sweeping plans to increase wages and invest in infrastructure to create more jobs he also stressed the need for the u.s. to reassert its place in the world saying it must. show its adversaries that
democracy still works. joe biden spent decades in the us congress as a senator. he was back with an ambitious program that could see him becoming a transformational u.s. president. would be back. he began by drawing attention to the historic fact that for the 1st time ever the 2 people behind him where women madam speaker madam ways president i. was. has never said those words from this podium no president ever said those words. then a grim summary of his 1st 100 days combined with a note of optimism 100 days since i took the oath of office and left in my hand off our family bible and heritage foundation we all did it was in crisis the
worst pandemic of the century the worst economic crisis since the great depression . the worst attack on our democracy since the civil war now after just $100.00 days i can report to the nation america is on the move again. offering a wide ranging vision of jobs prosperity and a new era of big government with big spending plans biden said he would pay for it all with higher taxes on corporations and the super rich continuous cycle growth things worse 20000000 americans lost their job in the pandemic working the middle class and at the same time roughly 650000000000. saw their net worth increase by more than one trillion dollars in the same exact period my fellow americans. trickle down trickle down economics has never
worked this time to grow the economy from the bottom in the middle out. on international policy biden focused on adversaries russia and china linking america's ability to conjure them to the success of his domestic policy agenda. america's movie moving forward but we can't stop now. we're in competition with china and other countries to win the 21st century great inflection point in history. the circumstances of biden's speech were all unlike any previous presidential address members of congress were mosques and were seated apart because of condiment restrictions. i. well let's get some analysis of biden's speech down for that i'm joined by d.w. reporter stacey vivian's good to see you stacey biden spoke about what he calls
a blue collar blueprint to rebuild america what will that look like well what he says it will focus more on rewarding work and not just wealth and so he mentioned in the speech that there were about $55.00 major companies in the united states that paid no federal income tax and so he wants to change and he also wants to focus on people so as he said the bottom up so. focusing on the on the poor and the middle class and letting things grow from there economically so it's definitely a pivot away from ronald reagan. view of trickle down economics so it looks like jobs for more people and people who won't be left behind he mentioned people who feel like the who are afraid about the turn of the country and that they feel like they won't have a job many of these jobs you don't need a college education for and he's saying millions of jobs will be made through this
program so it's interesting well that of course is raising expectations among americans to the president talked about his intention to tax the rich to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour to make corporations pay their fair share as it were what are your chances of getting these policies through congress it's going to be work no question about it right after this speech and one of the leading republicans and trump support. senator ted cruz called the speech boring but radical but it's going to be hard for republicans to paint joe biden as a radical person when if you listen to the speech and you see the way they heed his demeanor the content might be progressive but the way that he presents himself is just like every man and so he's going to be going out on the road trying to sell his his plan and reaching out to republican governors republican mayors and republican voters to try to put some pressure on congress to get his plan through
and it wasn't just domestic policy that biden was focusing on a speech either in terms of foreign policy you said the u.s. is competing to win the 21st century and do you know what he's talking about by his speaking and phonecall that americans us americans at least like talking about competition so he's saying that the domestic policy that he set up will greatly influence the foreign policy so that americans will be able to compete more in a technology and technology and all these other fields where we're starting with the u.s. is starting to fall behind in other nations are picking up so he's really trying to push the whole let's be great let's do the let's be competitive in order to get more support for his plan and finally the storming of the u.s. capitol on january 6th the mall that we saw there that shocked the world this how heavily does that weigh on this administration well i think it goes to show just how divided some of the country the country is and how there are certain elements
that this administration is going to be hard for them to reach out to as he did mention it in his speech yeah and so it it's going to be hope it's going to be hard for him to reach out for those to those groups but unlike a lot of the other analysts who are telling the president you know you need to you know ignore these people she's working to try to bring them into the fold so he reported thank you so much. take a look at some other stories making headlines around the world today former new york mayor rudy giuliani's home and office in manhattan have been raided the step shows us federal agents are ramping up the investigation into his ukrainian business dealings a lawyer for president donald trump has been under scrutiny for several years. northern ireland's leader arlene foster has been ousted by her democratic unionist party she'll step down as party leader next month and northern ireland's 1st
minister at the end of june she had been heavily criticized for her handling of the fallout from britain leaving the european union. police here in germany have detained a 51 year old woman on suspicion of killing 4 people at a home for the disabled in the city of potts near berlin a 5th person was found with serious injuries the exact events and circumstances are still unclear. and china has successfully launched a rocket into space carrying the 1st of 3 modules for its 1st ever permanent space station beijing hopes to have it completed by next year when finished it will rival the only other continuously manned vessel orbiting earth the international space station. india has set another global record in corona virus cases reporting almost 380000 new infections in the last day
medical aid from abroad has started arriving in the country but hospitals are still struggling with shortages of staff and supplies including oxygen india's health care system is so overwhelmed that many patients are being turned away. a covert 19 walled in a hospital in delhi face hospital like so many full to overflowing medical staff stretched to the limit some falling ill with the disease themselves reality in india's coronavirus emergency. and here's another woman receives oxygen outside a sikh temple. she's not alone there's no room for these people in delhi's emergency wards relatives so left to cope with severely ill patients by themselves describe some of the situation. it's the one we tease. and now she is not really a big. factor it in was. yesterday in the night it became 6 pm now it is.
a long line outside the supply of people doing what they can to save their loved ones some get the oxygen they need. for there isn't enough to go around. saying go home and if someone is dying there then let them they have nothing to do with our pain they have no one in their house who's ill. the state of delhi is reporting one death from covert 19 every 4 minutes and the hospitals can't cope with the growing numbers of patients so the commission grounds are struggling to cope with the rising number of deaths. the funeral pyres a burning day night. delhi is one hot spot of india's covert 1000 emergency maharashtra state in the city of mumbai is another here vaccination centers run out of supplies on wednesday india is one of the biggest producers of vaccines but it doesn't have enough to vaccinate the next 600000000
people who will become eligible for the job. that are telling us that injections are not available as vaccines have not arrived i registered to come here 3 days ago i came all the way across the city and now they tell me. so they've given me a helpline number and told me to try again tomorrow. well also. amid the frustration and suffering this 105 year old man and his 95 year old wife who survived a covert 19 infection the family says they want that story to give hope to others for many fighting the disease hope and prayers are all they have to help them. we're joined now by seeing karr a volunteer working in people's hand the people's health movement in the ne out thanks for being with us or tell us what your volunteer groups like yours doing to
help but i thank you so much terry for having me so what i wanted your groups are doing essentially is filling the intimation gap that currently exists so as we know that i shortages of if you think some beds to walk. you know even access a lot if you see our guest and it is really no way for patients going or what is available where the government has set up an online portal to 70 touching to me but unfortunately this is not enjoy it i think many times it is not good and so that is the gap the feeling by one providing information to people who are helping them access you know finding out where beds not available getting. patients access ambulances to get there and providing you know sometimes even emotional support to families what are the main problems that you are seeing right now in dealing with this pandemic. i think the biggest problems are to seem right now is
the shortages of medical care i mean unfortunately there's been a little foresight into paying for the pandemic and as a result we don't have enough hospitals we don't have enough beds we don't have enough oxygen we don't have enough medicines and now it doesn't unfortunately ality that you know that after people who just aren't the black marketing to profit from even disasters and human suffering like this so we are seeing a lot of black marketing of oxygen and our medicines which is leading again to shortages are you not essential so the biggest challenges are not being able to i mean and even for people like corn that are so many patients who haven't been able to even to each hospital and their studies i mean largely on board are currently being able to access even telemedicine concentrations online is a big problem and this is a desperate situation of course so what kind of emotional toll is this taking on you and your fellow volunteers. i mean you know india doesn't have it elise
testone psychosocial co that's really not something that we have ever focused on you know for decades and therefore there's no support for volunteers who are dealing with patients a lot of the volunteers are young and they have not done this kind of work before and you know they have patients who have died on them they've been trying to help patients have died just to hospital in waiting it as are all and of course you know given the large systemic shortages we're not even if you believe it comes to us particularly the most critical cases and seen people die having bill emotionally support families and feeling like you you know lay your couldn't do enough i think is very very distressing at the moment and it is leading to all it is leading to a sense of hopelessness and she thought about the current situation and some people watching this might be wondering what they themselves could do to help what sort of advice would you offer them. i think.
you know one of the things that people can do is reach out all your indian friends who you know call in germany because i mean a lot of them would have family here are who would i be called or not positive or you know would be living in that field so i would say try to provide that emotional support to them a lot of indians would also know all of that if i do so also is and organizations and groups to which one can donate and i think particularly we need to be supporting organizations that are providing oxygen for free that are providing ambulances to patients and have provided. insurance then i'm going to talk to nations one are trying to set up so yes we are seeing car car volunteering in delhi thank you very much thank you so much. so you look now at some of the other developments in the pandemic worldwide vaccine maker says it is ramping up global manufacturing new production lines are being set up in europe and elsewhere aiming
to create 3000000000 shot spy in 2022 the e.u. has accused beijing and moscow of state sponsored dissent from asian campaigns against western developed coated 19 vaccines while promoting their own and europe has now recorded more than 50000000 corona virus infections that's about one 3rd of the total number of cases worldwide. meanwhile in mexico the country with the world's 3rd highest coated $9000.00 death told the government is now trying to speed up vaccinations only around 5 percent of the population is fully inoculated and mexico is appealing for more shots from abroad earlier this month president andres manuel lopez obrador received the senecas shot but mexico is also develop its own backs in mexico one of the country's worst affected by the corona
virus pandemic and dependent on imported back scenes in short supply globally. to help reduce the country's future dependency mexico is developing its own vaccine named spanish for homeland the company spearheading the drive has already eyeing clinical trials. the mexican government hopes the vaccine can be approved for emergency use by the end of the year authorities say it has several advantages. if . this is a vaccine that can be administered as a nasal spray. and we've been laying the groundwork for mass production that will help keep costs low. and this in turn will make the vaccine more accessible to people in countries such as ours which are not as wealthy.
that's things in large part to drawing on u.s. technology already used in other vaccines which the mexican developer says has proven safe and effective. the mexican government has contributed to the funding. but if it were not i think it's good i don't know when it will come out the problem here has been the lack of support for research so it will take a long time i'm going to. mexico is a country that should be a leader in the americas. and should help supply other countries in central america . mexico's president has condemned vaccine hoarding by rich countries in the past he says his nation will share its vaccine with others. earlier we spoke with a mexican scientist working on the pottery vaccine. as. she told us what makes this vaccine different and how the development is the point. they were
this is starting to this phase one trial clinical trial for safety and the 1st data or nipping to see new response in humans but the park unicode they are very very promising and of course even having one of means tray shows a school and know how to. make cheaper and also more practical to be administered. very high rate so that's why we are very interested now this one of the nasal. you're watching t w news still to come how a dancer from brazil has fused 2 very different styles of movement to help marginalized groups feel seen. first german chancellor angela merkel has urged china to resume a dialogue over human rights issues in her last government consultations with
beijing as leader of europe's biggest economy raised alarm about china's treatment of its muslim weaker minority as well as its crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in hong kong but michael stressed there were also areas where berlin and beijing could work together. it's not just the popular german cars the chinese market has been a boon to the german economy on the whole throughout the pandemic but germany wants china to open its markets even farther that's a key issue for the intergovernmental talks that are being held virtually this time due to the corona restrictions german chancellor angela merkel called for more transparency regarding vaccine production and the reciprocal vaccine approval process and says medical the contentious topic of human rights should be on the agenda. we've always managed to broach this topic in the past and i'd like to see us get a human rights law going again as soon as possible. but
tensions remain the e.u. has accused china of persecuting the muslim minority weekers but what beijing critics are calling reeducation camps the chinese government says are simply vocational schools. especially in these intergovernmental talks we have to make clear which values we represent there can be no compromises there we have to make it clear to beijing that upholding human rights is non-negotiable $100.00 baes chinese premier league chang admits to differences but says seamless cooperation is possible of both sides respect the other's core interests and refrain from meddling in internal issues it's a statement that seems to highlight the 2 countries problematic relations. today is international dance day and this year we're looking to brazil a dancer there has developed his own style called couple wear of vogue combining
the brazilian martial art with the sharp poses of a dance developed by l g b t community he says his style is a form of resistance. need there from brazil he mixes vogue a dance you might know from the community with the brazilian martial art cup weta with this combination he wants to break barriers and what is traditionally a masculine sport. but this should be elegy be seen to be a feminist in a space where this is interest is resistance the more i immerse myself in this the more i noticed i was accessing some. i think it was hidden inside of me something i couldn't be in my circles at home school university or society.
to welcome me to the dross from 2000 black the fire and the 1st folk up waiter was developed in brazil in the 16th century enslaved africans used the martial art to defend themselves some say they disguise it as a dance so the slave owners would notice they were training to fight. loading originated in the 1980 then harlem new york and it's named after the dance poses that look like they should be out of polk magazine mostly gay and transputers of color developed the style as they faced off and dance battles. we saw happen where it's really manifestations of liberation in a society these were bodies that couldn't express themselves the words where they wanted to be and needed to find a way to screen one or more each one with their own way of screaming with the body was well my view that you were. now to work i mean i am sick continue this
tradition by incorporating vote into cup where he wants to help marginalized groups feel seeing. the power of the produce is that our g p t s and it's all about strength and voting has already understood that it can't occupy in search of spaces for obvious reasons and to mix that with a hostile of couple era you create power it's a hustler who's understood that powerful. his hope is that soon there will be many more couple striking vogue poses. and in champions league football manchester city scored 2 goals in the 2nd half to defeat power such a man $21.00 in their. first semifinal match in paris p.s.g. opened the scoring with a header by mark in use in the 15th minute but after the break kevin detroit. has
scored each scored to give manchester city the advantage heading into the 2nd leg between the 2 on may 4th in manchester england. michael calling the american astronauts who took part in one of the most famous space missions of all time has died at the age of 90 he flew the apollo 11 command module in 1969 while his 2 crew mates neil armstrong and buzz aldrin became the 1st people to lend on the moon because of that michael collins is often called the forgotten astronaut he died after a battle with cancer that everyone be looking at it. you're watching the news just remind of our top story this hour joe biden has delivered his 1st speech as u.s. president to the joint houses of congress he used the opportunity to highlight progress made against the coronavirus pandemic and unveiled details of a sweeping $1.00 trillion dollars package for families and education.
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a role model in fighting the coronavirus 10 demick now a 3rd wave is hitting the country hard america's party is slipping ahead of september elections as germany prepares to move on from merkel in what state to she leave harding and her country my guest this week is your going hard spokes person for the conservatives parliamentary group conflict the for. the system of digital. voice. why subscribe to v.w. books you meet your favorite writer sometimes you know the story calls me and you have to respond to the rebooked on you tube india's coronavirus prices i d w news special will look at the dramatic situation in delhi and the impact of the triple mutation on the country how can the rest of the world how well can be done
for the people and how can india bring the situation under control especially do. deep down on the cover oh no virus crisis in the stocks april 30th at 11 u.t.c. unteachable you. hello and welcome to focus on europe i'm liable it's nice to be back many of us are itching to travel again but the pandemic still poses huge challenges some travel agencies have found a nice market and are luring tourists to moscow out for vaccine getaways the all inclusive deals offer luxury with a dose of russia's.